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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Keyes School / Midway School No. 1068 (Keyes, Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne)

The Midway School District was established formally in May 1900 with a one-room schoolhouse at NE36-14-13 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne. Its name was changed to Keyes School at some point during its history. The school closed in January 1968. A monument was erected on 11 July 2009 for the 125th anniversary of the Rural Municipality of Lansdowne in commemoration of the school’s students, teachers, and trustees.

Among the teachers of Keyes School was Margaret Szwaluk Lesperance (1947-1948).

Postcard view of Keyes School at right

Postcard view of Keyes School at right (no date) by Charles I. Meyers
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2013-0062

Keyes School

Keyes School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 50.

Keyes (Midway) School commemorative monument

Keyes (Midway) School commemorative monument (April 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.23972, W99.12166
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

Manitoba Permit Teachers of World War II, compiled by Louisa Loeb, Winnipeg: Hyperion Press Ltd., 2007.

This page was prepared by Allan Drysdale and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 August 2020

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